Emirates Airline has announced that it will resume flights to Conakry, the capital of Guinea, from October 30. The flight to Conakry will be linked to Emirates’ four times weekly service between Dubai and Dakar, the airline said in a statement.
The Dubai-based airline said it made the decision to suspend services in August 2014 after a review of its operations. It added that key destinations for travelers from Guinea include Dubai, Saudi Arabia, China, Thailand, South Korea, Indonesia, and India.
A Boeing 777-300ER aircraft was introduced on the route between Dubai and Dakar on Tuesday ahead of the re-linking of Conakry, which will provide additional capacity. Once Conakry rejoins Emirates’ global network, the airline will serve 28 destinations in Africa.
In addition to passenger operations, Emirates SkyCargo will also reintroduce its services and offer about 20 tons of cargo capacity per flight for key exports such as seafood, fruit, vegetables and textiles, and imports of mobile phones, pharmaceuticals and mining equipment. Flight EK797 will depart Dubai every Tuesday, and EK795 will depart Dubai every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, the airline said.
Emirates first launched its Dubai-Conakry-Dakar-Dubai route in October 2013.